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Dusk to dawn curfew in Bayelsa, over anti new gov riot

From 8pm to 6am daily, there will be no movements in Bayelsa State, police said on Friday, as they moved to check the ongoing riots in the state following the judgement of the Supreme Court.

Angry protesters broke into the residence of Douye Diri, Bayelsa governor-elect, in Yenagoa on Friday, vandalising some cars.

The protesters, who had earlier blocked some roads in the state capital, also shattered some windows in the building.

They had expressed dissatisfaction with the supreme court judgment which sacked David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who was declared winner of the November 2019 governorship election.

It’s unclear if the governor-elect was at home at the time of the attack

The Commissioner of Police, Uche Anozia, who announced the curfew said the restriction would last between 8am to 6am for three days, beginning from Friday to Sunday.

He said eight persons had been arrested so far for violent conduct following the protest rocking different parts of the state, warning residents to obey the curfew as violators would be arrested.

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